Malaysia: The Pangolin and the Dark World of Trafficking

By Elroi Yee, Samantha Chow, on December 11, 2019

Today, our partners at R.AGE in Malaysia published an incredible investigative storybook on their reporting on the pangolin trade.

Here’s how they describe the effort:

“Once there was a group of journalists who set out to expose the illicit pangolin trade in Malaysia with hard-hitting videos and sharp news copy. But they returned with a collection of stories that would not sit inside the neat black-and-white columns of news publication, so they just wrote stories and made them less about accuracy and more about truth, and kissed them with pretty paintings and hoped they would speak to everyone young and old.”

The result is just great. Please give it a read.

They also published a great short video explainer. Please share these fantastic productions with interested friends and colleagues.

If you’re in Malaysia, consider buying The Star newspaper over the next days. Collect all six pages of their report from Dec. 10-14 to make a pangolin poster. If you do get all of them, snap a photo and tag them on Instagram @thestar_rage.

Samantha Chow

Social media editor Samantha is part of the award-winning journalism team at R.AGE, reporting on issues relating to h…

Elroi Yee

Since 2015, Elroi has been working at R.AGE, producing multimedia investigative journalism, packaged for a social med…